Museum of Work & Culture, Woonsocket, RI Photos

The Museum of Work and Culture in Woonsocket, RI, occupies a mill building in a cluster of such former mills beside a scenic dam and waterfall on the Blackstone River. The museum focuses on the French Canadian population which settled Woonsocket to work in the weaving factories. The museum is run by the Rhode Island Historical Society with funding from the Province of Quebec.

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Museum of Work & Culture in converted mill building. Woonsocket, RI.Replica of Quebec farm cabin shows roots of French Canadian workers who moved to Woonsocket to work in mills at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.French Canadian spinning wheel show pre-industrial life at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Replica of Quebec farm kitchen at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.
Museum of Work & Culture in converted mill building. Woonsocket, RI.Replica of Quebec farm cabin shows roots of French Canadian workers who moved to Woonsocket to work in mills at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.French Canadian spinning wheel show pre-industrial life at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Replica of Quebec farm kitchen at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.
French Canadian kitchen dry sink at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Le Duc cast iron stove by A. Belanger of Montmagny, QU at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.French Canadian cupboard at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Representative church facade explores religious aspects of labor migration at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.
French Canadian kitchen dry sink at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Le Duc cast iron stove by A. Belanger of Montmagny, QU at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.French Canadian cupboard at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Representative church facade explores religious aspects of labor migration at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.
Memorial mosaic from Our Lady of Victories Church marks World War I at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Memorial mosaic from Our Lady of Victories Church by Jean Maume of Paris marks World War I at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Display contrasts industrial with agrarian life at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Looms at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.
Memorial mosaic (1920s) from Our Lady of Victories Church marks World War I at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Memorial mosaic (1920s) from Our Lady of Victories Church by Jean Maume of Paris marks World War I at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Display contrasts industrial with agrarian life at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Looms at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.
Loom at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Loom at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Loom by Johnson & Bassett of Worcester, MA at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Pick up the Wool sign also in French at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.
Loom at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Loom at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Loom (1916)by Johnson & Bassett of Worcester, MA at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Pick up the Wool sign also in French at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.
War mementos from Canadian immigrant community at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.French Canadian society medals at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.French Canadian canned goods at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Replica worker houses at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.
War mementos from Canadian immigrant community at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.French Canadian society medals at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.French Canadian canned goods at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Replica worker houses at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.
Immigrant mill worker parlor at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Immigrant mill worker parlor at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Catholic school room at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Graphic of first meeting of Jacques Cartier with an Indian chief in 1535 at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.
Immigrant mill worker parlor at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Immigrant mill worker parlor at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Catholic school room at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Graphic (1901) of first meeting of Jacques Cartier with an Indian chief in 1535 at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.
Going to Work study area at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Display about The Slater Club of RI manufacturers who banded together to counter unions in the 1880s at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Union hall display at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Union artifacts at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.
Going to Work study area at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Display about The Slater Club of RI manufacturers who banded together to counter unions in the 1880s at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Union hall display at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Union artifacts at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.
Ballot box of Carpenters & Joiners Union uses black & white balls for votes at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Union documents at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Woonsocket Typographical Union ribbon at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Social democracy display at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.
Ballot box of Carpenters & Joiners Union uses black & white balls for votes at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Union documents at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Woonsocket Typographical Union ribbon at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Social democracy display at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.
ITU display at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Terence Powderly, Knights of Labor union leader, promotion cards at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Rhode Island Merci Boxcar used in WWI given by France to RI as thanks for support in WWII at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.French Departmental shield on Rhode Island Merci Boxcar at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.
ITU display at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Terence Powderly, Knights of Labor union leader, promotion cards (1880s) at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Rhode Island Merci Boxcar used in WWI given (1949) by France to RI as thanks for support in WWII at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.French Departmental shield on Rhode Island Merci Boxcar at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.
Porcelain vase from France given as thanks for WWII support at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Collection of objects from WWI & WWII at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Trench art vases made from artillery shells at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Dam & mills on Blackstone River. Woonsocket, RI.
Porcelain vase from France given as thanks for WWII support at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Collection of objects from WWI & WWII at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Trench art vases made from artillery shells at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.Dam & mills on Blackstone River. Woonsocket, RI. On National Register.
Dam & mills on Blackstone River. Woonsocket, RI.Dam spillway & mill on Blackstone River. Woonsocket, RI.Market Square Pavilion near Blackstone River Dam. Woonsocket, RI.Converted Le Moulin mill building on Market Square. Woonsocket, RI.
Dam & mills on Blackstone River. Woonsocket, RI.Dam spillway & mill on Blackstone River. Woonsocket, RI.Market Square Pavilion near Blackstone River Dam. Woonsocket, RI.Converted Le Moulin mill building on Market Square. Woonsocket, RI.
Converted River Falls mill building. Woonsocket, RI.


Converted River Falls mill building. Woonsocket, RI.



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